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By Shari Hartford I’ve crossed the line…actually a bridge. As a lifelong New Yorker, I admit to being almost completely unfamiliar with the other boroughs. Sure I’ve been to Yankee Stadium (The Bronx), visited cousins in Queens, walked the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights and have driven through the picturesque Moravian

By Everett Potter What is the best hotel in Dublin? There’s little doubt that it’s The Merrion, which occupies a row of four understated 18th century Georgian townhouses on a quiet street close to St. Stephen’s Green. The brass signage is so discreet that you might mistake it for that

By Everett Potter Luxury hotels don’t come much subtler than The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. The location is primo, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to everything that matters in town. It has a discreet appearance and a small lobby that feels more like a series

By Ann Abel The foyer by the carpark is decorated with memorabilia from 1930s Formula 1 driver Prince Birabongse Bhanudej (still the only racer in Thai history) and a poster advertising the 1939 Bangkok Grand Prix that never happened. The library has a Bangkok guidebook from 1904 along with 4,000-year-old Neolithic pottery. The vinyl

By Everett Potter There’s nothing quite like hotel room service. Be it an indulgence or a necessity, few things seem better suited to serve a jet-lagged traveler than a freshly delivered breakfast tray or a late-night sandwich. While seasoned road warriors may have their room service routines down to a

By Ruth J. Katz I had fully expected that after two nights at the glorious, heritage-imbued Savoy in London, I would be a crack tennis payer.  After all, I had slept with Steffi Graff and Andre Agassi—well, not literally, but they were looking over my shoulder each night.   A lovely framed

By Shari Hartford Do you spend an inordinate amount of time searching for a place to put your sleepy head when in New York? Need to stay in midtown? Look no further than The Time New York, conveniently located on 49th Street, right near Times Square. Get it? Enter on

By Monique Burns At first glance, you might think there’s nothing special about the Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania in the Norwegian capital of Oslo.  It’s not the newest hotel in town.  Nor is it the hippest.  Those honors would go to The Thief, the edgy design hotel opposite Renzo Piano’s

By Shari Hartford Let’s start at the top. Park South, an intimate and contemporary hotel conveniently located on 28th Street and Park Avenue South has jumped on the rooftop bar bandwagon that seems to have taken on a life of its own this summer in the city. Like everything else,

by Shari Hartford And now for something completely different. There seems to be a plethora of new [and new/old] hotels in New York City these days. And, unfortunately, a great many of them are cookie cutter variations on each other. You know? Take a basic sugar cookie recipe and decorate